Worldwide curiosity in Welsh soccer could not be higher correct now as a result of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s funding in Wrexham.
To say the star duo have raised the profile of the membership as a result of their hit Welcome To Wrexham docu-series might be one factor of an understatement.
Correct now they’re one in every of many biggest attracts in world soccer. It’s prone to be fanciful to say this, nonetheless further viewers inside the US watched the Dragons’ epic FA Cup tie with Sheffield United last weekend than thought-about Liverpool and Precise Madrid’s video video games which have been on TV the equivalent day.
Given Rob and Ryan have confirmed that the Land of Music could be music to the ears of potential merchants we predict it’s very doable that the Wrexham householders won’t be the one leisure stars making an attempt to place cash into Welsh soccer.
In a case of financial fantasy soccer a sports activities actions promoting and advertising and marketing firm has labored out exactly what share of a variety of film star partnership’s web worth might be required to decide on up a Cymru membership.
Companies Dwelling Financial Information was used to work out the current value of each Welsh soccer membership, and Forbes Rich Itemizing data to determine the estimated web worth of the celebrities.
Overlook a superb yacht then, the true Hollywood elite should be making an attempt to find themselves the proud householders of Porthmadog FC.
Rhys Ifans and Hugh Grant: Ruthin Metropolis FC
Membership value: £37,000
Blended wealth of celeb duo: £133 million
Wealth wished for acquisition: 0.03%
An Iconic rom-com double-act, who can overlook that entrance door scene in Notting Hill?
Could Denbighshire’s private Rhys Ifans, pair up with former co-star Hugh Grant to purchase Ruthin?
Ifans, moreover recognized for his operate as Eye Ball Paul in Kevin and Perry go large, has dug deep to protect Welsh heritage sooner than. Once more in 2017, he supported the neighborhood purchase of Welsh pub Tafarn Sinc, when it was going by closure.
If he and England’s favourite predominant man Hugh Grant joined forces they may merely uncover the spare cash to purchase Ruthin Metropolis F.C.
The second division membership have taken giant strides off the pitch recently, placing in flood lights for the first time in 2021, nonetheless can be succesful to take giant leaps into the limelight with Ifans and Grant’s backing.
Taron Egerton and Samuel L Jackson: Aberystwyth Metropolis FC
Membership value: £528,330
Blended wealth of celeb duo: £210 million
Wealth wished for acquisition: 0.25%
Although born in Birkenhead, Golden Globe Award winner Taron Egerton moved to Anglesey on the age of two, sooner than settling in Aberystwyth when he was 12 years outdated.
He is probably biggest recognized for his iconic biographic performances along with Eddie the Eagle and most not too way back singer Elton John inside the musical Rocketman.
No matter now dwelling in West London there isn’t any such factor as a motive he couldn’t put cash into his private soccer membership once more in Wales.
If you’re going to buy a soccer membership, you want to do it with someone who’s conscious of strategies to flip a income, and his former co-star Samuel L Jackson is the highest-grossing dwelling actor of all time.
Other than being one in all LA’s most well-known and prolific actors, Samuel L Jackson is not any stranger to British soccer. The actor has supported Liverpool F.C since filming the comedy 51st state which was shot in inside the metropolis once more in 2001.
Aberystwyth FC grew to turn into the first membership to play 1,000 prime flight video video games in Wales once more in February.
The seasiders always depend upon good crowds, and whereas the cities North and South Seashores aren’t pretty Venice seashore, it nonetheless has that laid once more California vibe.
Tom Jones and Will.i.am: Pontypridd United AFC
Membership value: £13,730
Blended wealth of celeb duo: £302 million
Wealth wished for acquisition: 0.01%
Not a movie star nonetheless arguably Wales’ most well-known export Tom Jones has made a superb bit of money over time.
The Pontypridd intercourse bomb might need left Wales for Los Angeles many, a couple of years up to now nonetheless he has not at all forgotten his roots. The crooner apparently has a Pontrypirdd cellphone subject put in in his L.A mansion to remind him of dwelling. Why not go one further and buy the native soccer membership?
We’ve little doubt Jones may afford this on his private, nonetheless at his time of life it’s good to share the enterprise with a trusted affiliate and who larger than his The Voice co-presenter Will I Am.
The Black Eyed Peas rapper, along with being an achieved musician, clearly enjoys collaborating in a variety of enterprise ventures, along with designing good watches for the German market. Welsh soccer appears to be like as if an obvious subsequent step.
Pontypridd may do with a serving handy as they embark on their first season in Wales’ prime flight and possibly town’s most well-known son is the becoming man for the job.
Michael Sheen and Kevin Bacon: Newport County AFC
Membership value: £1,650,000
Blended wealth of celeb duo: £39.4 million
Wealth wished for acquisition: 4.19%
Born in Newport to a secretary and a steelworker, Michael Sheen went on to have a glittering occupation on stage and show display screen.
He moreover probably picked up a superb bit of information regarding the gorgeous sport when having fun with former Nottingham Forest Supervisor Brian Clough in The Damned United.
An Honorary Fellow of the School of Wales, right now he dedicates himself to his charity work, nonetheless probably if he had a phrase with Frost/Nixon co-star Kevin Bacon, they may uncover themselves proudly proudly owning Newport County A.F.C.
Who’s conscious of, with Bacon’s connections, they may even get EE lined up as a doable shirt sponsor?
This might probably be considered one in every of many further probably of potential takeovers- Newport, like Wrexham, play inside the English soccer system and are presently a division higher than the Dragons.
They knocked Championship aspect Luton Metropolis out of this yr’s EFL Cup and might face Salford Metropolis, a membership co-owned by a couple of of Manchester United’s biggest stars, this season.
Christian Bale and Chris Hemsworth: Haverfordwest County AFC
Membership value: £261,540
Blended wealth of celeb duo: £204 million
Wealth wished for acquisition: 0.13%
Sooner than transferring to LA at merely 17, Academy Award Winner Christian Bale spent his early years in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.
After launching a Hollywood occupation having fun with serial Killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, Bale has gone on to star in blockbuster after blockbuster having fun with everyone from Batman to US Vice President Dick Cheney.
Maybe he should have a superb time his operate as Gorr in Marvel’s latest launch Thor: Love and Thunder alongside along with his very private soccer crew?
Throughout the latest Marvel epic, he stars reverse Chris Hemsworth as Thor and by pairing up with the Australian- now one in every of many world’s highest-paid actors they may purchase Haverfordwest County pretty merely.
The Bluebirds have been one in every of many mainstays of the Cymru Premier, struggling relegation to the second division in 2016 nonetheless bouncing once more in 2020.
With Bale’s backing, may they get in touch alongside along with his namesake as quickly as he’s accomplished having fun with in LA and make a push for his or her first-ever top-flight title?
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas: Swansea Metropolis
Membership value: £47,360,000
Blended wealth of celeb duo: £164 million
Wealth wished for acquisition: 28.88%
A few of the pricey Welsh golf tools, whichever show display screen stars have to buy Swansea would want to get hold of higher than somewhat little bit of spare change.
Who larger though than Catherine Zeta Jones, daughter of a sweet manufacturing facility proprietor turned Hollywood predominant lady?
She may affiliate up with Antonio Banderas, her co-star from her break-out 1998 movie Masks of Zorro, to bid for her childhood soccer crew.
No matter being a lifelong Malaga FC man, the Spanish actor is believed for being a shrewd businessman proudly proudly owning 50% of a winery in Villalba de Duero, Burgos, Spain. Maybe it is time to diversify his portfolio with 50% of a Welsh soccer membership?
Swansea, alongside Cardiff, are unquestionably a very powerful crew in Wales and wish to get once more to their Premier League heyday.
In these events they may title on a robust Spanish reference to stars like Pablo Henandez, Michu and Angel Rangel tearing the Premier League up, so probably the important thing to success is to get Senor Banderas on board.
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